FORTitude Teen Workshops are our new, RBF created series of online teen workshops using evidence-led best practices in mindfulness and positive psychology, helping teens discover their inner enoughness and personal superpowers. 

These workshops have been specially created for teens to promote a positive sense of identity and well-being. Ideally suited for those struggling with anxiety, self-worth, loneliness and/or depression, they are intended to help not just ward off negative thoughts and risk, but also teach teens essential life skills and habits that can support a life-time of positive mental health. 

Workshop format

Created in partnership with adolescent psychologist Dr Cam Caswell and mindfulness educator Ofosu Jones-Quartey, the workshops are comprised of 3 parts, delivered in a series of 4 sessions each, for a total of 12 workshops covering the following themes:

Part 1 - I am Enough

Part 2 - I am Poweful

Part 3 - I am Valuable 

 

Each part covers four core constructs, Mind, Body, Emotions and Relationships, with Part 1 of our first series starting on Jan 24th.

When registering, participation is for all 4 sessions of that part of the program. Although workshops can stand alone, they build upon each other, so participation in the complete 4 sessions, and preferably the full 12 sessions, is ideal for best outcomes. Please check back soon for registration to open for the remaining sessions. Workshops will have limited capacity to enable participants to build meaningful connections with each other, so we plan to hold several complete workshops throughout the year.

For more details and to register for Part 1:

Want to learn more?

Come meet our workshop creators, partners and facilitators and have your questions answered by attending our parental panel on this topic Jan 21st. 

 

You can also learn more about our great partners below:

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Ofosu Jones-Quartey

Ofosu is a mindfulness teacher, father and musician from the Washington DC area. He has been teaching the Insight Meditation Community of Washington's (IMCW) Family Meditation Class since 2008. Ofosu has been working with Minds Inc, in bringing mindfulness practice to schools, working with students directly in the classroom since 2014 and as a volunteer teacher at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) for their teen retreats. Ofosu is currently leading an eight week mindfulness program for high school students in Washington DC via City Kids. Ofosu also co-teaches adult classes and meditation retreats at various centers around the country and has led mindfulness workshops for formerly incarcerated persons of color through DC based nonprofits. 

An accomplished musician, Ofosu also performs both domestically and internationally as a Hip Hop and Electronic Music artist. He often incorporates music into his teachings, creating a unique and special atmosphere for fellow practitioners.  He recently wrote a book for families called “You Are Enough” with endorsements from Tara Brach, Gil Fronsdal and La Sarmiento. 

Ofosu is also a voice over talent, having lent his voice to programs on Sesame Studios as well as Sprout Network's cartoon "Ollie and Moon" and is the “male voice” on the new mindfulness app Balance. Ofosu's writings on how he teaches mindfulness in a simple, fun and effective way have been published by Lion’s Roar magazine, and he has been profiled by NBC News and the Washington Post

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Dr Cam Caswell

Dr Cam has been working with parents and teens as a family coach for over 15 years. She received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from George Mason University, where she also worked as a Research Assistant for Dr. Susanne Denham and was recognized for her superb teaching as a professor of Adolescent Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Cam is a Certified Professional Success Coach (CPSC), has served as a high school youth leader for over 10 years, and is an active member of the Advance Your Reach Accelerator Program. She published her first book, Power Phrases for Parents: Teen Edition in 2015. Since then she has been speaking about adolescent development and parent education at local schools, national organizations, on television, podcasts, and most recently on NPR (https://drcamconsulting.com/invite-dr-cam-to-speak) After her presentation at the Nysmith School, the coordinator wrote, “The best Parent Education event the school has ever had.”

Dr. Cam hosts a weekday podcast 'Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam' and has also created a series of online parenting courses including, “How to Have a Peaceful, Positive Relationship with Your Teen.”

Dr. Cam uses her fun, interactive style to unpack frustrating adolescent behavior and empowers her clients and audiences to work with their teen's wiring rather than against it—boosting the development of a positive, healthy sense of self rather than unwittingly eroding it. Parents leave her sessions feeling hopeful, supported, and motivated for change.

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